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From Oceanus Magazine

Eavesdropping on Whales

Acoustic buoy could one day help ships avoid collisions

Whale-safe Fishing Gear

New buoy for lobster traps could prevent entanglements

How Would 'On-Call' Buoys Work?

Interactive featured in: "Whale-safe Fishing Gear"

Endangered Whales Get a High-Tech Check-Up

Drones give researchers an unparalleled view of marine mammal health

Seal Whiskers Inspire Marine Technology

By observing nature, biomimetic engineer designs new sensor

The Man Who Opened Our Ears to the Ocean

Historic archive of marine mammal recordings established

Sand, Seals, and Solitude

Scientists and teachers collaborate to inspire students

WHOI CSI Lab Investigates Rare Whales

Computerized Scanning and Imaging lab gets unusual double case

Call of the Whales

Underwater robots provide roving ears in the sea

The Return of the Seals

Growing Herds Raise Questions on Sharks, Fish, and Poop

Marine Mammals Meet Modern Medicine

To study whales, scientists use instruments designed for humans

Caller IDs for Whales

Crowd-sourcing helps sort marine mammal vocalizations

Tangled Up in Fishing Gear

What scientists learned from a right whale named Eg 3911

Seismic Studies Capture Whale Calls

New software could reveal songs amid the sounds

What Is the Sound of 130 Wind Turbines Turning?

Researchers record undersea sound at offshore wind farm site

Fats In Whales' Heads May Help Them Hear

Study shows first evidence for auditory fats in baleen whales

The Great South Channel

Where marine life meets to feast every spring

Whale Heads and Tales

A student probes the mysteries of whales' hearing

The Latest Fashion in Bowhead Whale Songs

Why do cetacean crooners change their tunes?

Are Whales 'Shouting' to be Heard?

Whale calls get louder as noise levels rise in the ocean

Tara Hetz

Maine lobsters and right whales

To Free a Tangled Whale

... and other recent findings by WHOI researchers

Buoys Help Avert Whale-Ship Collisions

Specially engineered mooring system detects whales and warns ships

Letters to the Editor

Supreme Court Weighs in on Whales and Sonar

Research offers best way to balance needs of marine mammals and the Navy

A Tag Fit for a Porpoise

Grad students surmount big hurdles to build a device for a small marine mammal

Sea Life Is Accumulating Pathogens

A wide range of marine animals also contains microbes that are resistant to antibiotics

Pilot Whales the 'Cheetahs of the Deep Sea'

Researchers reveal first glimpse of whales' high-speed, deep-diving hunts for squid

Mining the Origins of Life

... and other recent research findings by WHOI scientists

The Sound of Sonar and the Fury about Whale Strandings

Navy and scientists join efforts to learn more about marine mammals' response to sonar

Stranded Marine Mammals Stir Tough Decisions

Experts propose guidelines for when to rehabilitate, release, and euthanize

Put the D-tag on the Manatee

Digital device is enlisted to help prevent boat collisions with endangered species

Eavesdropping on Whales' Mealtime Conversation

A graduate student journeys to Norway to investigate how orcas orchestrate their hunt

Following Whales Up a Creek

A conversation with marine mammal biologist Michael Moore

The Deepest Divers

D-tags give scientists in-depth records of whales in the depths

What Does It Take To Break a Whale?

Stress tests on whale bones aim to help endangered species

Abandoned Walrus Calves Reported in the Arctic

Melting sea ice may be forcing mothers to strand their pups in deep water

Mass Strandings Keep New Marine Mammal Facility Busy

In its first season, WHOI lab becomes a hub for cetacean research

Caught in the Middle of the Marine Mammal Protection Act

A law designed to protect animals sometimes hinders research that could help them

What Brings the Food that Brings the Whales?

Scientists investigate delicately balanced ecosystem off Alaska

To Find Whales, Follow Their Food

WHOI biologist employs an array of tools to reveal right whale feeding habits and habitats

Diving into the Right Whale Gene Pool

What is compromising the endangered species' ability to reproduce?

Doing the Right Thing for the Right Whale

WHOI Right Whale Initiative accelerates research to help conserve an endangered species

Scientific (and Surfing) Safari

On and off the job, a MIT/WHOI graduate student displays his passion for the ocean

Big Whale, Big Sharks, Big Stink

R/V Tioga sent into action to perform whale necropsy at sea

In and Out of Harm's Way

Shipping lane changes proposed to prevent collisions with whales

A Whale Expert is Called in to Decipher Odd Elephant Calls

WHOI biologist's expertise in marine mammal communication proves useful in studies of other large (albeit terrestrial) mammals

How to See What Whales Hear

Biomedical imaging reveals new insights into marine mammal ears

Run Deep, But Not Silent

A new tagging device lets scientists 'go along for the ride' into the underwater world of whales

Playing Tag with Whales

Engineers overcome nightmarish specifications to create a dream instrument

Mistaken Identity

Two bromine compounds found in whale blubber are natural products, not industrial pollutants

Scientists Muster to Help Right Whales

With time running out, an ambitious research plan is launched for an endangered species

Whither the North Atlantic Right Whale?

Scientists explore many facets of whales' lives to help species on the edge of extinction